UNIVERSAL IN THE 1970s AT THE METROGRAPH

UNIVERSAL IN THE 1970s AT THE METROGRAPH

It's hard to believe given the very safe, franchise friendly output of the Hollywood studio system, that one as large as Universal was so daring and at the forefront of new voices. Starting with executive Ned Tanen’s storied “youth division”, responsible for financing work like Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie, Peter Fonda’s The Hired Hand, and Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop, all released in 1971, and continuing through the decade, no studio so completely embraced New Hollywood’s anything goes spirit of upheaval and high-wire experiment as did Universal. In this visionary decade, Universal fostered young upstarts like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, imported Miloš Forman for his U.S. debut, and gave a free hand to old pros like Hitchcock and Don Siegel (and his understudy Clint Eastwood). In these more tepid times, Universal’s track record provides a shining, necessary example of what a studio with conviction can do.

The Metrograph in Manhattan's Lower East Side presents a dive into an era of unparrelled creativity and vision from the studio system. Running from April 6th through 20th, the season will run comopltley in 35mm, upholding an authenticity to the era.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN (1979 / 35mm)
Intro and Q&A with Jerry Schatzberg
Thursday April 6th 7:00pm
Director: JERRY SCHATZBERG

SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION (1970 / 35mm)
Friday April 7th 5:15pm & 9:30pm
Director: PAUL NEWMAN

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE (1972 / 35mm)
Saturday April 8th 9:45pm
Director: GEORGE ROY HILL

THE BEGUILED (1971 / 35mm)
Sunday April 9th 2:15pm
Director: DON SIEGEL

DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE (1970 / 35mm)
Saturday April 15th 1:00pm & 5:30pm
Director: FRANK PERRY


PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971 / 35mm)
Sunday April 16th 5:00pm & 9:30pm
Director: CLINT EASTWOOD

TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE (1969 / 35mm)
Sunday April 16th 7:15pm
Director: ABRAHAM POLONSKY

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (1971 / 35mm)
Monday April 17th 1:15pm, 3:15pm, 7:00pm & 9:15pm
Director: ANTHONY HARVEY

BLUE COLLAR (1978 / 35mm)
Tuesday April 18th 1:30pm & 7:00pm
Director: PAUL SCHRADER

THE SENTINEL (1977 / 35mm)
Tuesday April 18th 4:30pm & 9:30pm
Director: MICHAEL WINNER

THE WIZ (1978 / 35mm)
Wednesday April 19th 1:30pm & 7:00pm
Director: SIDNEY LUMET

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE (1978 / 35mm)
Wednesday April 19th 4:30pm & 9:30pm
Director: JOHN LANDIS

THE GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID (1972 / 35mm)
Thursday April 20th 1:15pm & 7:15pm
Director: PHILIP KAUFMAN

WHICH WAY IS UP? (1977 / 35mm)
Thursday April 20
3:15pm & 9:15pm
Director: MICHAEL SCHULTZ

Program notes by The Metrograph.

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